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The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the report of a stabbing that took place near Pontoosuc, Illinois on 1530 East County Road about one quarter mile south of Highway 9 and 96 at about 11pm on July 9, 2018.


Two adult males, ages 34 and 43, both occupants of the same vehicle, got into an argument. Both males were injured by knife. Two other occupants of the vehicle were not injured.


The 43-year old male was stabbed in the chest and was taken to Ft. Madison by private vehicle where they met the Lee County Ambulance and Ft. Madison Police. The Lee County Ambulance then transported the male to Ft. Madison Community Hospital. The 34-year old male received treatment at Carthage Memorial Hospital on July 10, 2018.


The incident remains under investigation.